Every vote counts — ask city councilman

Does your vote really matter? It can. The New York Times in 2005 reported the median margin of victory in Congressional elections is 22 percent. That’s what economists Casey Mulligan and Charles Hunter found when they analyzed more than 56,000 Congressional elections dating to 1898. The economists also took a look at more than 40,000 […]

Our page — Nov. 18

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Each year the Extension Association of New Mexico honors one of their members with the award of “Heart of Extension.”

In tmes of trouble, best to rely on God

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Recently, I was consoling a loved one who was really frustrated because her son continued to subject himself to a harmful relationship. I reminded her that because there was only so much she could do, the only option was to give it over to God and let him take care […]

Sportsmanship easily noticed

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Basketball coaches show no matter how hard their teams compete on the floor, Quay County and surrounding county teams are full of sportsmanship. From pregame handshakes and interviews to after-the-game pats on the back, there are plenty of examples of it. Especially in the last couple of weeks. First […]

County unable to approve RV hook-ups

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer With the recent freezing of state funding Quay County Commissioners could not approve installing electrical hook-ups for RV’s at the Quay County Fair Grounds. Carol Simpson and other members of the Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass Association approached the Commissioners on Monday to install the hook-ups to draw in tourist […]

Each of us has chance to serve, no matter the season

By Debra Whittington: The Church Lady To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. … — Ecclesiastes 3:1

Civility: Manners do matter at the dinner table

As many of you are aware, I spend a lot of time over coffee or iced tea at Del’s and Kix on 66. You also know I have been a “people watcher” forever and have learned much although I’d rather not see a lot of what can be seen today. At one time, people were […]

City offers free compost to gardeners

By Tom Dominguez Talking to Joe Ramirez, city of Tucumcari Wastewater superintendent, the best compost to get is through the city waste water department. It only cost you the effort and time to go by and pick it up. According to Ramirez, the biosolids that come from wastewater go through an industrial digestive process for […]